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South Africa - July 20, 2018

The nationwide strike which commenced on July 3, 2018, ended on July 18, 2018.

Accumulated mail is expected to take roughly 20 working days to be processed.


South Africa - July 17, 2018

Wage negotiations between the South African Post Office (SAPO) and unions remain deadlocked as strike action across the country continues.

Delays in delivery of mail and parcels will continue until the strike is settled.

Japan - July 17, 2018

Gifu, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Tokushima, Ehime and Kochi in western Japan are experiencing typhoons, heavy rains and massive flooding. Many post offices, domestic sorting centres and mail processing facilities have been closed. Some roads and highways in these areas are also inaccessible to traffic, which is delaying the delivery of mail and parcels.
The affected districts and areas are in the following postcodes (as of 11 July 2018):
  • Gifu: 5000000-5099999
  • Kyoto: 6000000-6299999
  • Osaka: 53000000-5999999
  • Hyogo: 6500000-6799999
  • Okayama: 7000000-7199999
  • Hiroshima: 7200000-7399999
  • Tokushima: 7600000-7699999
  • Ehime: 7900000-7999999
  • Kochi: 7800000-7899999

South Africa - July 12, 2018

An unofficial industrial action at some post offices in South Africa commenced on Friday, July 6, 2018 due to workers demanding a salary hike.

Effective July 11, 2018, all post offices are now affected and mail is not being delivered. International hubs in South Africa continue to operate with a skeleton staff, however, sorted mail will ultimately be deposited in the affected post offices.

Delays could be up to 7 days or longer, while negotiations continue between the post office workers and the South Africa government.

Brazil - June 7, 2018

Effective Monday, June 4, 2018, the trucking strike in Brazil since May 22, 2018 is officially over. Normal operations are expected to resume in several days as backlogs of mail, parcels and bulk deliveries are cleared.

Brazil - May 30, 2018

Since May 22, 2018, trucking strikes and highway blockades have affected the transportation in Brazil.  Delays in the handling of mail, parcels and bulk deliveries are to be expected.

Bolivia - April 3, 2018

We have been notified by the USPS, that effective April 3, 2018, mail services to Bolivia, which were temporarily stopped in accordance with a request by the government of Bolivia on March 8, 2018, have resumed.

Any mail destined to Bolivia that was held at our at our New York, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles facilities will be released for shipment. Customers that were holding on to mail during the suspension, can now send mail and parcels destined to Bolivia to Globegistics facilities.

Netherlands - March 20, 2018

On April 1 and 2, 2018, there are Easter celebrations in the Netherlands.  During these two days, mail operations will be on a reduced level.

Another public holiday, Kingsday, on April 27, 2018, operations will also be reduced.  Deliveries can experience some delay.

Australia - March 15, 2018

The Commonwealth Games are coming to the Brisbane Gold Coast from April 4-15, 2018.  The event will result in road closures, increased traffic and access difficulties across the Gold Coast in and around event areas. Australia Post has put measures in place to enure deliveries throughout the games.


Australia - March 8, 2018

Queensland has been experiencing heavy rain in post codes 4737-4895. Collection and delivery of mail and parcels will be delayed.